The foundation phase engages parents because the school setting should have an open door policy. This is where the setting allows the parents to come into the setting whenever instead of making appointments. Another way that foundation phase engages parents is having observations and assessment, this is where the practitioner does assessments so they can learn about the child’s development, their interests and most importantly their needs if they have any. Main my setting the staff would share their planning with the child’s parent or carer. This will give the staff the opportunity to ask parents/carers about any ideas relating to the learning environment or management of the setting.
2 Furthermore, during transitions the key person has a vital role in supporting children and families. For example, if a new child is starting at nursery they may decide to give them and their family a home visit, where they may: give them photos of the practitioners and the nursery; give them a general introduction (including contact numbers and opening times);
Play is not the only way that children learn knowledge, but as teachers we should not underestimate the value of play on a child’s development; especially during early childhood. Children are naturally curious about the world around them, they need to experience the world. They need to make connections between knowledge and the real world. Vygotsky wrote that “play does provide an important context for learning and development” (as cited in Siraj-Blatchford, 2009, p.80). It is through play that a child will figure out how to interact with the world around them.
Child-Directed play is important because it allows children to find practice necessary skills like overcoming obstacles, problem-solving, effectively communicating feelings, and working with others who may have different ideas and points of view. It also encourages development of children 's skills such as cognitive, emotional, social and physical. It is a necessary part of every child 's life. In experiments conducted by Webster-Stratton & Reid, the difference between child-directed play and adult-directed play are shown. In the experiment, a five-year-old boy, Dylan who had shown aggressive behavior towards people and threw tantrums, was asked to participate in child-led play with his parents.
In our lives there are many factors from our past that shape who we are today. Concerted cultivation is a style of parenting that allows for the parent to schedule activities that will keep the children occupied during their free time. The idea of concerted cultivation is made clear by Annette Lareau the author of the book entitled Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life. She states that parents who organize their children 's lives through concerted cultivation believe that their child will obtain certain knowledge and skills that will help them and set them apart academically and socially. (Lareau, 2011)
OT therapists can evaluate kids abilities and help them grow to be developmentally appropriate for their age (Occupational Therapy). They know many ways to help children with their disabilities. They know how to specifically solve the child 's problem in many ways. OT ’s know what tools they need to use to fix the child’s problem to make sure the child will show improvement.
Anecdotal notes are pieces of information collected during interactions and observation of young children, or even adults. An example of anecdotal notes are written notes and video. Some advantages of anecdotal according to Chance is that "it is vital information to to effectively plan for individual children in the classroom" (Chance, 2012, para. 3). Anecdotal notes also educators to look back at what they wrote, saw, or heard to form a opinion later on. Observation of Angel: Angel is a little boy most likely around the age of three.
Professionalism to an early childcare worker is being able to engage children appropriately while staying within the environmental and cultural boundaries set by their parents. Early childhood is a crucial area of development, where many social skills and basic motor functions are learned and retained. It is fundamental for any childcare worker to understand what is and is not acceptable behavior, and how to properly guide the child into appropriate mannerisms also knowing when and how to punish certain behaviors. (Maycie Southall, 2013). The worker must be knowledgeable on how children learn, and thereby be able to engage the child into developmental play by being able to incorporate motor skills and sensory stimulation into their education.
It can also be used to assess how children use language in different ways during play. Collaboration with families is a great strategy because they are a good source for children’s play and literacy development. Informational sessions can be conducted for sharing the information. Information can also be collected throughout the year such as places the child has visited which could be locations for play centers, what type of reading, writing, and other activities the child is already doing at home, the keeping of home-school journals, ‘kidwatching’, and then analyzing the information by reflecting and using a
Peer relationships in early childhood are essential for psychosocial adaptation present and future. Lived in group activities or in-person friendships, they play an important role in the development of children, helping them to master new social skills and become familiar with the social norms and processes involved in interpersonal relationships (Luby, Barch, Belden, Gaffrey, Tillman, Babb and Botteron, 2012). This topic is of particular interest as more and more children are exposed to other peers even before entering the school by attending the day care and because most children interact with siblings of similar ages in the family context. In the view of Brownell and Carriger (2013), even four years or later, most children are able to have
Brain Wash Seduction by screens. Everywhere, every turn there’s screens, electronics, video games, and even glasses to wear that have screens inside of them. What has society come to? Addictions to games and social media. Today it’s normal to feed off of the media.